The Drama League Artist Residencies are opportunities for theater directors and their collaborators to develop new plays, musicals, performance pieces, and hybrid works. The residencies offer financial support, artistic mentorship, rehearsal space, and a supportive creative community. The five programs for 2018 include short- and long-term residencies ranging from one day to one year, and support a wide variety of creative processes.
The Drama League Artist Residency Program is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Achelis and Bodman Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Riggio Foundation, and The Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting The Drama League.
Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The First Stage Residency gives theater directors and their collaborators in the early to mid stage of project development unique, supportive opportunities to develop new plays and musicals. Residencies include stipends, rehearsal space and mentorship.
The Next Stage Residency gives theater directors and their collaborators in the mid to late stages of project development unique, supportive opportunities to develop new plays and musicals. Residencies include stipends, rehearsal space and mentorship.
The Beatrice Terry Residency A program focuses on the development of a new work by an emerging female-identified writer-director, culminating in a writing residency and in-progress showing.
A partnership of the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and The Drama League of New York, the Impact Residency is a year-long residency for a director-led ensemble group, designed to combat the ever-shrinking theater resource bank of time, space, money and creative support.